For anyone who’s ever considered getting permanently pigmented and indelibly inked – the ultimate initiation into the tribe of the tattooed.
From Stone Age man to urban hipsters and from distant shores to the nearest mall, tattoos continue to lay claim to new territory, expressing a dizzying array of personal creativity, choices and identity.
Even the most ardent of onlookers and timid of freaks will be able to start on their own tattoo journey with the help of this fun, fact-filled, and fascinating guide.
A unique illustrated reference on the origins and meanings of nearly one thousand tattoo symbols that serves as a guide for choosing a personal image and provides a fascinating look at the tattoo as a work of art.
Tattoos continue to move into the mainstream and grow in popularity with each passing day. For people contemplating getting a tattoo, however, the choice of images can be overwhelming. A comprehensive, informative exploration of the colorful world of tattoos, The Tattoo Encyclopedia presents concise descriptions of symbols both common and unusual and sheds light on their historic, religious, and cultural significance.